Tuesday, April 20, 2021

2021 Travel the World - Week 16

I started a 50-week series in 2019 that I called Travel the World. Each week of the series I visited a randomly-selected country, sharing bits of information about that country. I then chose one tidbit of information about that week's country as inspiration for a card. As I explored those 50 countries in 2019, I knew I would continue on until I've visited every one of the 195 countries in the world, so I continued the series in 2020 and here I am in 2021, the third year of traveling the world. 

This week's country is...


Bangladesh, located in the north-eastern part of South Asia, is a tiny country surrounded by India and Bay of Bengal. The country has the great Himalayan Mountain Range around it in the north and the south lays in the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh’s neighbors are India to the West, North and East, Myanmar (Burma) to the south-east and the Bay of Bengal to the south.

Bangladesh as a country did not exist before 1971. In the past, the region of Bengal was ruled by a list of Indian, Turkic, and Mughal dynasties as well as the British.

Bangladesh is the 8th most populous country in the world. It is also the 5th most populous country in Asia.

There are approximately 3,000 people per square mile, making this country one of the most densely populated on earth.

In terms of size, Bangladesh is only about one-tenth the size of Alaska.

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

Bangladesh has its own language called Bangla – Bangla (Bengali) and English are the official languages of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh has the third largest Muslim population in the world.

As with most Muslim populations, you must always pass things or shake hands with your right hand as using your left is considered rude.

Bangladesh has a total of 17 airports.

Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal is the largest bay in the entire world.

Bazar Beach is 75 miles long and is one of the longest beaches in the world.

There are approximately 700 rivers flowing throughout the country.

Rice is a staple food in Bangladesh and is often served with an assortment of curries.

Three percent of the world’s tea comes from Bangladesh. The industry also employs about four million people.

Bangladesh produces rice, tea, jute, wheat and beef and has an industry consisting of cotton textile, jute, garments and tea processing.

Bangladesh exports jute and jute goods, garments, leather, frozen fish and seafood.

The endangered Bengal tiger is the national animal. The roar of this tiger can be heard as far away as 2 miles.

The national flower of Bangladesh is the white-flowered water lily, called Shapla.

The Magpie Robin is the national bird.

Bangladesh is sometimes called “the playground of seasons” because it has six fully distinct seasons. The country’s seasons are summer, monsoon, autumn, late autumn, winter, and spring. Every season comes with different crops, fruits, lifestyles, and festivals. Each season is celebrated with a different festival.

Bangladesh typically sees over 60 inches of rainfall each year, with rainfalls heaviest during monsoon season.

Bangladesh is mostly made up of incredibly flat, low-lying land which is subject to annual flooding from melting snow from the Himalayas.

Many of the country’s historical sites and landmarks have been destroyed by flooding.

Bangladesh has numerous gorgeous natural attractions. Forests, rivers, mountains, animals, beaches, and many others.

The Sixty Dome Mosque, is a well-known Bangladesh attraction.  It’s the biggest mosque from the Sultanate period in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh has a shortage of rocks for construction. They make bricks and break them to be used as rocks during construction.

Over half of the residents of Bangladesh are in the farming industry.

The garment industry of Bangladesh is flourishing, and it is responsible for the majority of the country’s exports.

There are 17 universities in Bangladesh.

The people of Bangladesh do not smile, but this doesn’t mean they aren’t friendly. Smiling is considered a sign of immaturity in this culture.

One of the largest mangrove forests in the world is located in Bangladesh.

My inspiration for this week's card is based on this fact about Bangladesh... The country has over 2,000 daily newspapers and periodicals.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Nancy Reads the Newspaper stamped with Gina K Amalgam Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Paper: Cougar 110# White and Fun Stampers Journey Rock Candy CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangle and SU Circles

Embellishments: Enamel Dots from an unknown vendor


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Extremely well coordinating of your coloured image and bg. Stunning.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this awesome image!! What a great card, Jeanette!! I wish my town had ONE readable paper!! Miss that so much!!

Barb said...

Cute Card--love the image!